NASU, SSANU Extend Strike By One Month

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The industrial action of the Joint Action Committee of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Education has been extended by one month.

The National President of SSANU, Muhammed Ibrahim and the General Secretary of the union, Peters Adeyemi in a circular released on Friday disclosed that the decision was reached to give more time for all demands to be met.

The union like the Academic Staff Union of Universities have been on strike due to the failure of the government to meet their demands.

The statement reads, “Because most of the issues in contention have not been resolved as the process of resolving same is ongoing and to allow the process to be concluded, we hereby direct that the ongoing strike be elongated by one month.

“Hopefully, all processes would have been concluded and all issues in dispute favourably resolved.”

Some of the demands of the unions include the inconsistent issue of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system, unpaid earned allowances, and delay in the renegotiation of FGN, NASU, SSANU agreements, and nonpayment of minimum wage arrears.

Others include neglect and poor funding of state universities, non-payment of retirement benefits to outgoing members of the unions, and usurpation of the headship of non-teaching units in clear violation of conditions of service and establishment procedures, among others.

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